American Cheese From the Kitchen

English Muffin with Egg and Cheese - Michele's...

Image by Marshall Astor - Food Pornographer via Flickr

How to make the world’s best American cheese:

From Make Your Own Convenience Foods by Don and Joan German




  • 1 1/2 lbs grated mild cheddar cheese
  • Few drops egg food coloring  (carrot juice)
  • 1 1/2 c HOT water
  • 1/2 c plus 1 tablespoon instant nonfat dry milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin powder Knox



Line a loaf pan with plastic wrap.

In a blender, place:


1/2 cup hot water

3 tablespoons milk powder

1/2 teaspoon gelatin

whirl until frothy.


Add 1/2 lb of the cheese, whirl until liquefied and pour into prepared pan.

Repeat process 2 more times until all ingredients are used.

Cover with plastic wrap and chill overnight

As a note: In my blender, I did the 1st batch then just one more batch with all the ingredients it was fine. I guess it depends on how big/powerful your blender is.

I am going to try this with different shredded cheeses, also and some seasonings.

A new dimension in grilled cheese awaits me. I live in a town where Kraft is made.

That plant makes powdered cheese; I always wondered what I could do with it.

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3 thoughts on “American Cheese From the Kitchen

  1. Wow, this is completely subversive. I love that you set out to recreate PROCESSED CHEESE. The photo of the homemade McMuffin sandwich is a masterful touch.

  2. Thanks so much for including a link to my blog and my recipe for making Farmer’s Cheese!! I really like your blog – you’ve got a lot of really interesting recipes!

  3. Pingback: [WATCH]: Delicious Low-Carb Cheese Breadsticks! (Great for Losing Weight)

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